26 Nov 2017

Christmas Envelope Mini Junk Journal Album



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Today I would like to share a Christmas Envelope Mini  Junk Album in a Paper Bag which I have made up as I went along. |It all started with some envelopes which I had received through the post and saved, these had clear windows which I wanted to use in the album, then when the mini was complete I decided to make a paper bag for my mini to sit in and this is the result,  there are lots of photos hope you can stay 'till the end with me.  I will be joining in with  Mini Album Makers November Challenge.



Front of mini and paper bag pocket, papers used were old ones in my stash so I have no idea where from. Paper bag was cut down to size and sew all around to form pocket to hold mini and a smaller pocket was sewn to the front for tags which I made from paper and coffee stained paper on the back for journaling.  I stamped the paper bag  with Tim Holtz stamps and added Christmas trims



front of envelope mini tied with gold ribbon


view fro the top which shows tags in the pockets complete with ribbons 

inside first page with the window part of the envelope, the tag was made with Tim Holtz stamps embossing folder on alcohol ink background, 2nd page coffee stained paper and designer paper added to form pocket at the side

all papers were sewn to the envelopes first before assembling together, leaving the tops of the envelopes open to form pockets for tags you could also add photos

another window envelope showing tag made from papers and coffee stained paper, another small tag was stamped and stained with distress ink vintage photo


same as above added washi tape TH and another small tag, I found some Christmas buttons and added these too.

back view and another button

Front of Mini


Mini inside the Paper Bag Pocket I love all the tags and ribbons


back of paper bag stamped with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps


2 recycled envelopes were used and papers were sewn to them first and sewn together through the middle to assemble pages, lots of pockets in this mini, all tags were made from designer papers and coffee stained papers for journaling and pages left blank for either journaling or photos, everything used was in my stash.  It came together very quickly and developed as I went, this seems to be the way I work a fun project to do.
Thank you for looking 

Maggie


15 comments:

  1. that's a really nice album Maggie! Mary x

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  2. How very clever to use envelopes with windows, I just love that idea and your paper bag pocket is a wonderful way to store your little album! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Mini Album Makers this month! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much, it started as an experiment and then I just kept going with it great fun to make.

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  3. Oh my goodness Maggie! WOW OH WOW!!! I am in love with this fabulous project and want to rush home and make me one. What a great idea to store it in the stitched bag, and oh so beautiful! Page after page of vintage papers and wrinkled kraft inspire so very much. I adore that you can use this for tags. I love a good tag book. Truly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

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  4. This little mini gave me goosebumps! So wonderful with vintage and rustic touches! I really loved looking at it! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Mini Album Makers Challenge!

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  5. Large pockets + sewing + tags = gorgeous! Love the vintage look of your mini book. Thanks for sharing your talent on the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

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    1. Thank you Nancy I love minis with lots of pockets.
      Maggie

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  6. Absolutely delightful!! Beautifully put together, each page is a complete delight! I so love that paper collection from Kaiser, it was one of my all time favourites...

    By the way, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog, I am hopeless at visiting blogs, but am trying to do better, - I am now your latest follower lol :o)

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid for your lovely comments, thanks for jogging my memory re paper stash, Kaiser and I loved it so much have only just used it lol had it years.....
      Thanks for following me
      Maggie

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  7. Oh Maggie, I love your Christmas junk journal - wonderful use of the papers and scraps and ephemera - and those fabulous interactive pockets so stuffed with goodies. Just brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x

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  8. When I think of mini album now, I can only visualize your name--Maggie and mini album, like peanut butter and jelly! Your album is just fabulous, and I would so love to hold it in my hands and turn the pages! What fabulous inspiration! Hugs!

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  9. Hi Maggie! Thank you so much for your lovely comment you left on my blog! Now I get to return the kindness. This mini album is over the moon! I totally LOVE everything about it. It's so tactile and so dimensional. So much detail in a small space. I adore your choice of papers. They all look like fabrics the way you've sewn them! All of the little embellishments on each page of pockets and pull outs is extraordinary! This truly is a labor of love and so worth all of the effort you've put into it.

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Christmas Envelope Mini Junk Journal Album

Hi Today I would like to share a Christmas Envelope Mini  Junk Album in a Paper Bag which I have made up as I went along. |It all starte...